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why does my scalp itch so much

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Itchy scalp: The severity, frequency and duration of an itchy scalp depend on the underlying cause. Some causes of an itchy scalp, such as dandruff (seborrheic der ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Few possibilities: This can be caused by several issues. Chemical and hair products can cause irritation of the scalp. You can also just have dry scalp, atopic dermatiti ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Blum
65 years experience Pediatrics
Steroid lotion is be: Some lotions are better than steroid oint, make sure it is not psoriasis or other conditions.
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Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
SEBORRHEIC DERMATITI: Aside from tar shampoo, you can use Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo for dandruff.
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Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
There was a great: product for use in kids called P and S shampoo and solution, i not sure if you can find it on the internet.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Spencer
35 years experience Dermatology
Seborrheic derm: Itching in the scalp can be triggered by a variety of causes. The most common is seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammation of the scalp producing redness ... Read More
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Weinberg
27 years experience Dermatology
No cure: No cure but treatments.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Roberts
45 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Usually a dandruff shampoo used regularly will eliminate an itchy scalp. If itchiness is focal it might be a fungal infection and should be checked
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Gluten sensitivity is more directly related to the tissue injury triggered by immune IgA antibodies on the gut.The IBSD/belly pain/ etc. are your sta ... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
No: Actually it usually will help to stop itchy scalp. You could try scalpicin over the counter until you can see your dermatologist.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
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Scalp tenderness.: see a doctor. could be shingles, infection . will have to be examined.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
See dermatologist: It sounds like you should see a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. There are many possibilities from infection, to inflamma ... Read More

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